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Isn't there a Lynyrd Skynyrd song? Truck driving man?

Blind Melon has a song called Dumptruck - it only mentions the dumptruck at the very end:

Burned a hand of a friend of mine

And Bub I know that you could fly a mile high

You told me nothing's ever gonna come between

Nothing's ever gonna come between

Nothing's ever gonna come between

My dumptruck and me

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These were the first two that came to mind. I'll see if I can find more...

Speed

by Montgomery Gentry

I'm tired of spinning my wheels

I need to find a place where my heart can go to heal

I need to get there pretty quick

Hey, mister, what you got out on that lot

You can sell me in a pinch

Maybe one of them supped-up muscle cars

The kind that makes you think you're stronger than you are

Color don't matter, no, I don't need leather seats

All that really concerns me is

Speed

How fast will it go

Can it get me over her quickly, zero to sixty

Can it outrun her memory

Yeah, what I really need is an open road

And a whole lot of speed

I'd like to trade in this old truck

Cuz it makes me think of her and then just slows me up

See, it's the first place we made love

Where we used to sit and talk on the tailgate all night long

But now she's gone

And I need to move on

So give me

Speed

How fast will it go

Can it get me over her quickly, zero to sixty

Can it outrun her memory

Yeah, what I really need is an open road

And a whole lot of speed

Throw me them keys so I can put some miles between us

Tear off that rearview mirror, there's nothing left to see

Let me lean on that gas cuz she catches up fast

So give me

Speed

How fast will it go

Can it get me over her quickly, zero to sixty

Can it outrun her memory

Yeah, what I really need is an open road

And a whole lot of speed

That's what I need

I'm tired of spinnin' my wheels

I'm tired of spinnin' my wheels

***

8 Second Ride

by Jake Owen

Well hey girl whats your name?

Haven't I seen you before?

I recognized them dark green eyes when u dosey doed across the floor

Are you alone or are you with someone?

She said a matter of fact im not

so i took her hand thats when it all began and we headed towards the parking lot

Chorus:

And she said hey boy, do you mind takin' me home tonight?

'Cause I aint never seen a country boy with tires on his truck this

high I said climb on up but watch the cup that

I spit my dip inside and hold on tight 'cause its gonna be wilder than any 8 second ride

We went riding round rocking to the sound of "Country Boy Can Surivive"

and I knew then that she was my kind of girl 'cause she was singing every single line

Then she slid on over put my hand on her

shoulder and I aksed her what she wanted to do

She said it (REALLY) dont matter where we go just as long as I'm riding with you

Chorus:

And she said hey boy, do you mind takin me home tonite?

'Cause I aint never seen a country boy with tires on his truck this high

I said climb on up but watch the cup that I spit my dip inside

and hold on tight 'cause its gonna be wilder than any 8 second ride

So we headed out to old tobacco road

Put the tailgate down and we made love

She said true country boys hard to find but I found one wilder than any 8 second ride

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This is mostly about potatoes and PEI, but trucking features too:

Bud The Spud- Stompin' Tom Conners

Chorus:

Well it's Bud the Spud, from the bright red mud,

Rollin' down the highway smilin',

The spuds are big on the back of Bud's rig,

There from Prince Edward Island,

There from Prince Edward Island.

Now from Charlottetown, or from Summerside,

They load him up for the long long ride;

He jumps in the cab and he's off with the Pride Sebagoes.

He's gotta catch a boat to make Tormentine,

Then he hits up that old New Brunswick line,

Through Montreal he comes just a flyin'

With another big load of potatoes.

Chorus

Well, the cops have been lookin' for the son of a gun

That's been rippin' the tar off the four-O-one;

They know the name on the truck shines up in the sun --

"Green Gables."

But he hits Toronto and at seven o'clock,

He backs her up again at the terminal dock,

And the boys gather `round just to hear him talk

About another big load of potatoes.

"Hey bud."

Is that you callin'

"Ya Bud, what are you haulin'?"

Got another big load of the best potatoes that's ever been growed.

"Where are they from?"

They're from Prince Edward Island.

"Where?"

They're from Prince Edward Island.

"Oh, do you like potatoes?"

Do I like potatoes? I like:

Mashed potatoes

Boiled potatoes

Scalloped potato

Whipped potato

Curried potato

French-fried potatoes

Baked potato

"Hash browns!"

Potato chips

Potato roti

Potato soup

Potato salad

Potato knish

Potato pari

Potato gelatti

Potato fritters

Potato pancakes

"Buddy, oh I want a potato pancake!"

Chorus

Now I know a lot of people from east to west

And they like the spuds from the island best,

`Cause they stand up to the hardest test --

Right at the table;

So when you see that old truck rolling by,

Kinda wave your hand or wink your eye,

`Cause that's Bud the Spud, from P.E.I.

With another big load

He's got another big load

He's got another big load of potatoes!

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A pick-up truck is mentioned in Memory Motel, by the Rolling Stones:

She drove a pick-up truck

Painted green and blue

The tires were wearing thin

She turned a mile or two

When I asked her where she headed for

"Back up to Boston I'm singing in a bar"

I got to fly today on down to Baton Rouge

My nerves are shot already

The road ain't all that smooth

Across in Texas is the rose of San Antone

I keep on a feeling that's gnawing in my bones

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Don McLean's American Pie mentions a pick-up truck:

I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck

With a pink carnation and a pickup truck,

But I knew I was out of luck

The day the music died.

P.S.

Weird Al has a song called "Truck Drivin' Song;" it's not about a pick-up truck but, it's funny.

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Get Up And Go ~ The Rutles

Working up a fever in a one-horse town

was a Jockey by the name of Joe

He didn't have a lot of you might call luck

but he had a lot of get up and go

Get up and go

Get up and go

Get up and go back home

Get up and go

Get up and go

Get up and go back home

Tall in the saddle in a one-horse town

Joey knew someday he'd hit the road

He traded with a dealer for a pick-up truck

And went looking for a medium load

Get up and go

Get up and go

Get up and go back home

Get up and go

Get up and go

Get up and go back home

Cruising down the highway doing sixty-five

in the middle of the double white line

His foot down on the gas and his head in the clouds

He didn't see the one-way sign

Get up and go

Get up and go

Get up and go back home

Get up and go

Get up and go

Get up and go back home :D

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"You Never Even Called Me By My Name" - David Allan Coe

"Suds In The Bucket" - Sara Evans

"Ain't Going Down (Til The Sun Comes Up)" - Garth Brooks

"Santa's Gonna Come In A Pickup Truck" - Alan Jackson

"Western Girls" - Marty Stuart

"Boot Scootin' Boogie" - Brooks & Dunn

"Nobody's Home" - Clint Black

"Texas Women" - Hank Williams, Jr.

"D.O.A." - Van Halen

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